So we have a few fun changes in this update, you'll notice our Christmas Logos are now live, with the winning logo appearing more frequently than the runner up logos.

Also notice that Pic8.co is now officially the default image retaining/proxy site of poal.co(checkout http://pic8.co/about for details), how do you know its official you might ask? Well other than me telling you, we've gone ahead and with the cooperation of @picman produced a handy dandy little button in the side bar that allows you to upload pics to pic8.co without ever leaving poal!

Finally there have been some improvements to the UI and buttons

So here are the results of the contest.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will each receive a unique badge.

Oh, and one more thing, you'll notice that now all the services poal.co offers other than poal.co are now listed under another new button on the side bar. This one has been requested a few times, so enjoy.

Edit: As always please clear your browsers cache.

So we have a few fun changes in this update, you'll notice our Christmas Logos are now live, with the winning logo appearing more frequently than the runner up logos. Also notice that Pic8.co is now officially the default image retaining/proxy site of poal.co(checkout http://pic8.co/about for details), how do you know its official you might ask? Well other than me telling you, we've gone ahead and with the cooperation of @picman produced a handy dandy little button in the side bar that allows you to upload pics to pic8.co without ever leaving poal! Finally there have been some improvements to the UI and buttons [So here are the results of the contest.](https://pic8.co/d/3d69a243-1d72-4af2-8593-1ae4e6fbae19.png) 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will each receive a unique badge. Oh, and one more thing, you'll notice that now all the services poal.co offers other than poal.co are now listed under another new button on the side bar. This one has been requested a few times, so enjoy. Edit: As always please clear your browsers cache.
[–] Owlchemy 5 points (+5|-0)

Great job on all the new side bar improvements ... really cool stuff!

And thanks to all for picking my Christmas logo, but as I said before, the credit should go to @AOU for translating it into a usable format! I like the badge though, i never win no stinkin' badges - LOL!

[–] PMYB2 3 points (+3|-0)

We give you credit for the original concept. @AOU is quite the artist though you have to give him that.

[–] chronos 2 points (+2|-0)

Thank you @PMYB2! Very nice to integrate picinfinity.

Want to give some love to @picman

Dude, I have serious respect for what you've done with picinfinity. It is such a great idea and implemented very nicely. As much as I love poal, I really think your idea has the potential to be one of the biggest advancements in free speech that we may see for some time.

Have you considered something similar but with videos? I know that is exponentially more bandwidth, but that would be another great leap forward. We've all seen sites like hooktube get neutered.

Thanks again man and shoutout to @AOU for his work on your site too.

[–] picman 2 points (+2|-0) Edited

Thanks for the love, I appreciate it.

I don't know how long-term picinfinity will be. I'm going to do as much as I possibly can, but scaling up might run into issues (depends mostly on how hosts take it if/when picinfinity gets larger). We shall see; always new ideas.

As for video, yes. I thought about it very early on. I even thought about offering small size file sharing by encoding the bytes of files into images and then hosting them on picinfinity. But that would be insane as far as bandwidth. There are video hosts out there that are free, but most require accounts or will require them soon. It's currently more expensive so there aren't as many free no-account hosts out there.

Edit: furthermore, things like bitchute and other options are far superior to whatever we could offer using video, unless it was some type of smaller scale or some other niche thing that made it useful and cost-effective.

[–] chronos 2 points (+2|-0)

Very welcome!

Hey I forgot the name, but did you see the deal where you can encode short messages into URLs? The URLs themselves are very short, like bit.ly url short. But when you click the link you get a decent block of text. No accounts or anything.

I worked a project back when and messed around with UUencode / decode. Basically convert binary to text and vice versa. I wonder if that may be a way around some of the issues. A binary encoded to text doesn't violate anything. Can't even use it unless decoded. But is has issues as well. If you don't already know (u prob do) that is how usenet used to work, not sure if still does. Binaries we uuencoded. That's why needed a newsreader to download binary groups so it could uudecode them.

Just popped in my mind so thought I would throw it out there.

@PMYB2 - related to hiding.

[–] PMYB2 2 points (+2|-0)

Perhaps @AOU @Picman and I can collaborate on something for videos I’ll add it to my ever growing to do list.

I thought the integration was a pretty damn good idea. I’ll even take credit for that one!

[–] chronos 1 point (+1|-0)

Seriously, if it was an integrated platform for images and videos, hell add in other media types as well, IMO would be a game changer. Especially once the pirates get a hold of it (videos). DMCA guys would likely come after you, so I would also incorporate some sort of URL masking. Not sure how that would work.

With videos, I would say it has the potential to be on the level of torrents. That big. So if you are going to do it, think big. Think hosting from places where you can't get shutdown. With redundancies and mirrors (ala piratebay). Also do not forget file hosters as they are the real gray area of the net IMO right now. I'm talking rapidgator, filefactory etc. Debrid has a clever way to do it caching TONS of videos and then serving them (streaming) up to paying customers using the filehosters premium links.

But yeah, example someone uploads music video to youtube. Someone posts link on 8infinity (new name) and it then goes through uploading to vimeo, invidio, bitchute and a few random file hosters. Would be very tough to DMCA that. Hard part is that since 8finity technically uploads and breaks DMCA, could get into trouble. Something to consider.

If you guys do work on it, please tag me in discussions, I'm willing to contribute what I can.

Cheers guys!

[–] picman 1 point (+1|-0)

Integration was definitely a cool idea

[–] chags 2 points (+2|-0)

Houston, we have a mobile problem.

[–] PMYB2 2 points (+2|-0)

Clear cache should clear it up for you. I had it my self shortly after the update.

[–] 9-11 2 points (+2|-0)

It's so ... what's the word - Secular. We endured a menorah (a distinctly religious symbol) for 10 days (cuz lol jk!) and as a reward we get a jew approved secular Christmas? There are public schools with "edgier" displays of celebration for what is Christ's birth.

[–] PMYB2 5 points (+5|-0)

Well 2 things on that, why didn't you submit a design? I would have but I'm no artist. I'm more of a back end kind of guy.

Also what would you suggest? I mean if we are going to get technical here, Christmas trees are out entirely https://biblehub.com/jeremiah/10-4.htm

If you have a suggestion and can point me to some imagery(preferably something svg compatible) I'll see if I can work it in, I am looking for suggestions for snow flakes that are Christmas themed.